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J Mascis, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Steve Earle and more contribute to Neal Casal tribute album

Even if you don’t recognize the name, there’s a good chance you knew the late Neal Casal‘s work. Whether as a producer, a lead guitarist for Ricky Medlocke‘s incarnation of Blackfoot, as a member of Ryan Adams‘ backing band the Cardinals or The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, or perhaps his solo work, Casal’s efforts were always admired by his peers.
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Neal Casal tribute box set announced ft. J Mascis, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Steve Earle, Cass McCombs, more

The late Neal Casal will be honored with a 41-song tribute album box set, Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal, featuring J Mascis, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Steve Earle, Cass McCombs, Fruit Bats, Hiss Golden Messenger, Vetiver, Warren Haynes, Jonathan Wilson w/ Hannah Cohen, Jonathan Rice, Eric Krasno, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, The Allman Betts Band, Puss N Boots (ft. Norah Jones), Neal's own band Circles Around The Sun, and many more.
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Fender to Release Signature Models for Kurt Cobain, J Mascis, Primal Scream, and Cory Wong

Fender has revealed a collection of signature guitar models for Kurt Cobain, Primal Scream, J Mascis, and Cory Wong. Commemorating the 30th anniversaries of Nirvana’s debut Nevermind is Kurt Cobain’s Jag-Stang along with a Stratocaster marking 30 years of Primal Scream’s third album Screamadelica. Additional electric models, available fall 2021, include a J Mascis Telecaster and Cory Wong Stratocaster.
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It's official: Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis has a new Fender Signature Telecaster

That Fender had a signature Telecaster in the works for Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis might not be one of the worst-kept secrets ever, but that's just because gear product launch history is written in secrets unearthed by forum detectives and bungling retailer whoopsidaisies. Surprise or not, it's nice to be...
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Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis on being inspired by Thin Lizzy and working with Kurt Vile

For any band 12 albums deep, there’s a level of normality to be expected – you’re not hovering over the play button thinking, “Okay, this is gonna be the one that really makes a stink!” This much is especially true for any band packing out theatres and shifting thousands of discs on the regular; if they stuck gold on a certain sound or formula, you can bet a hot dollar they’ll be riding it right to the grave.
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Watch rare footage of J Mascis performing with Sonic Youth in 1987

Sonic Youth have released rare footage of a two-track set they performed with Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis in 1987. Taking place at The Rat (aka The Rathskeller) – a Boston, Massachusetts venue which hosted such names as Talking Heads, the Pixies and Dead Kennedys prior to its closure in 1997 – the gig comprised two covers: Crime's Hot Wire My Heart and The Stooges classic I Wanna Be Your Dog. Mascis can be seen playing electric guitar on the latter.
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Sonic Youth share rare footage of impromptu set with J Mascis in 1987

Sonic Youth have shared rare footage of an impromptu set they played back in 1987 with Dinosaur Jr. guitarist J Mascis. The two-song set, performed at a benefit for indie magazine Forced Exposure, comprised two covers: Crime’s Hot Wire My Heart and the classic Stooges banger, I Wanna Be Your Dog. Mascis played guitar on the latter.
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Kevin Shields, J Mascis, More Appear in New Guitar Pedal Documentary: Watch the Trailer

Online gear marketplace Reverb has released its first-ever full-length film, The Pedal Movie. Billed as “the most comprehensive look at how effects pedals have influenced the sound of popular music as we know it,” the documentary features interviews with notable musicians and producers such as My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Graham Coxon of Blur, Nels Cline, Sarah Lipstate, Steve Albini, and many more. The movie is available now to rent or purchase online; check out a trailer below.
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Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis: ​“Retiring doesn’t seem like an option. I’d probably just think about dying all day”

Some musicians are born rock stars, some achieve rock stardom, and others have rock stardom thrust upon them. It seems fair to say that Joseph ​‘J’ Mascis, singer, guitarist and leader of Dinosaur Jr., belongs in the latter camp. Growing up in Amherst, Massachusetts, the young J had no aspirations towards fame or fortune. Or, indeed, anything else.